Monday 18th of January 2021

Follow Us

Breaking News

Maradona was "the greatest of them all," says Argentine president

 BUENOS AIRES: -- Football legend Diego Armando Maradona was "the greatest of them all," Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said on Wednesday, following the sports figure's death earlier in the day.


"You took us to the world's peak. You made us immensely happy. You were the greatest of them all. Thank you for having existed, Diego. We are going to miss you forever," the president said via Twitter.


In an interview with local sports channel TyC Sports, in Buenos Aires, Fernandez also remembered Maradona, whom he met on several occasions, as "an absolutely genuine man, who expressed everything with the same strength with which he played football."


"He is going to be an indelible person in the collective memory. He is a huge idol, a huge character that the collective memory will keep forever," said Argentina's president.


Asked if the government has any plans to hold a state funeral, Fernandez said he asked his aides to "talk to Maradona's family" to discuss the possibility.


"All the doors of the state are open for Diego," he said.



 Fernandez is a fan of the Argentinos Juniors football club, in which Maradona made his debut as a professional soccer player in 1976, and where he played until 1980.


In statements to the daily Clarin, the president said he was working with the chief of the cabinet of ministers, Santiago Cafiero, when he learned of Maradona's death.


"I cannot believe it. I am devastated. It is the worst news that a fan of Argentinos Juniors can receive. We love him," he said.


Maradona died of cardiorespiratory arrest at his home on the northern outskirts of the capital Buenos Aires. 

Related Sports News

Team India snatches a memorable draw from Australia in Sydney test; Four match series tied 1-1

 Sydney:The Third Cricket Test between India and Australia at Sydney ended in a draw. Chasing an imposing target of 407 runs set by the hosts the visitors put up 334 runs for the loss of five wickets on the last day of the match. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant fought back valiantly. Pujara ....

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly stable after undergoing angioplasty in Kolkata

 KOLKATA:Former India captain Sourav Ganguly, who also heads the country’s cricket board-BCCI, is stable after he underwent angioplasty in Kolkata following chest pain.   Ganguly, was rushed to Hospital after he complained of chest discomfort while exercising on a treadmill at his h....

MELBOURNE TEST: India scored 326 runs in first innings with a 131-run lead

 Melbourne, 28 December (FastMail) -Thanks to captain Anjikya Rahane's excellent century, India lost all their wickets in the first innings on the third day of the second Test match being played at the MCG Cricket Ground here against Australia and scored 326 runs. Based on the first innings, In....

ISL-7: Kerala Blasters beat Hyderabad 2-0

 Goa, 28 December (FastMail) - The Kerala Blasters recorded their first win of the seventh season of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) by defeating Hyderabad FC 2-0 in a match played at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Sunday night. For Kerala Blasters, Abdul Hakku scored in the 29th minute and ....

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju virtually inaugurates 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence across India

 (FM)- Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today virtually inaugurated 8 Khelo India State Centres of Excellence across India in the presence of State Sports Ministers. The 8 States include Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Kerala, Telangana, Nagaland, Karnataka and Odisha.   Speaking on the o....

Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
Ph : (+91)6764295999
Contact Us
© 2021 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.